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Simon Napier-Bell

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Simon Napier-Bell has been a film composer, songwriter, record producer, and author, but he is perhaps best known for having managed such artists as The Yardbirds, Marc Bolan, T Rex, Japan and Wham! Under his management, Wham! became the first Western pop group to ever play in Communist China in the 80s.

He is the author of three other books about the music industry: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Black Vinyl White Powder, and I'm Coming to Take You to Lunch. He is a director of Papa Entertainments PLC and of Snap-B Music, and continues to consult, write and broadcast on the music industry.

Books by Simon Napier-Bell

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

'A scurrilous memoir of the Sixties' music business - any aspiring star should read it.' Daily Mirror

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I'm Coming To Take You To Lunch

The acclaimed author of BLACK VINYL WHITE POWDER and YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME takes us on a Far Eastern pop adventure as he tries to take Wham! behind the bamboo curtain.

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Black Vinyl White Powder

A lifetime's work and the best piece of music writing this year. The real inside story of the British music industry

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